Elizabeth Wullunmingu

Biography

‘I drew on the inspiration of my mothers designs.’ Elizabeth Wullunmingu 2021

Elizabeth was born in Darwin. She started sewing and designing at Bábbarra in 2010 and is a key member of the sewing team. Elizabeth is well known for her design the “’Mud Crab” Rrugurrgurda, which relates to the ancestral story of large mud crabs in the mangrove near her family homeland on Blyth River.

Elizabeth artistic talent comes from her mother Doris Gingingara who painted textile prints for Desert Designs in the 1980’s. Her colourful line work is reflected in Elizabeth own crab design Barnkabarra (mud crabs) *Kuninjku. Elizabeth designed and sewed outfits for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Languages

Burarra

Ancestor spirits

Rrugurrgurda (Crab) and Jin-Merdawa

Homeland

Gupanga

Moiety

Duwa

Subsection

Kodjdjan

Fabrics for sale

Kip&Co × Bábbarra

Artist's designs


Past Exhibitions